scott jarvie's safe cabinet re-envisions traditional safety vaults

scott jarvie's safe cabinet re-envisions traditional safety vaults

UK-based designer scott jarvie reveals his latest product, the safe cabinet – an exclusive closing mechanism with fully adjustable shelving systems. influenced by the whimsy and fantasy of pop culture, this piece aspires to be an object of value for homeowners — and a delightful twist on traditional safety vaults.

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originally, mechanical bank vaults are elegantly designed and engineered but their system of functioning demands that their mechanisms be concealed from public view. therefore, scott jarvie wanted to re-question the typical perception of value and security in our society through the safe cabinet. the ‘theatre’ of the piece lies in the motion of the mechanism as it is turned via the central hand wheel. continuous rotation will alternate the system between locked and unlocked positions, thus creating a mesmerizing visual effect.

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the cabinet is operated by rotating the central hand wheel to retract the bolts




typically, scott jarvie’s designs are founded on a deep respect for context, process and material. indeed, the use of light colored materials for the safe cabinet (hand cut wood joints, stainless steel, aluminum) creates a seamless blend between traditional and contemporary design. the product is generously proportioned and its height-adjustable shelves offer considerable flexibility of storage.


the product is designed for delupo — a luxury furniture company based in UK — and has been displayed at the V& A museum during the london design festival 2016, as part of the northern lights exhibition.



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a person’s most treasured possessions can be stored securely in the ‘vault’

scott jarvie safe cabinet delupo UK designboom
the height of each shelf can be adjusted by moving the placement of the hand-turned wenge knobs

scott jarvie safe cabinet delupo UK designboom
scott jarvie safe cabinet

scott jarvie safe cabinet delupo UK designboom
the product with the mechanism in a closed position

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the system in an open position

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a peek into the interior design of the cabinet



designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.


edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom

  • nothing says HIGH SECURITY like a wood box!

    larry east says:

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